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8th Grade Math Standards (Prior)

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8th Grade Measurement Skills
Prior Standards Implementation



The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.



Please go to Current 8th Grade Math Standards for current resources.



Measurement

Select units of appropriate size and type to measure angles, perimeter, area, surface area, and volume.
8.4.1
ME
  1. A Dictionary of Units - This provides a summary of most of the units of measurement to be found in use around the world today (and a few of historical interest), together with the appropriate conversion factors needed to change them into a 'standard' unit of the SI.
  2. Interactive Units Converter - Here you will find interactive calculators for many measurement systems both commonly used like metric and U.S. Avoirdupois and quite exotic like Ancient Greek and Roman.
  3. Measure converter - Full Conversion Table (sorted by Measure Unit Name) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Measure4measure - a collection of interactive sites on the web that estimate, calculate, evaluate, translate etc. In other words, they do the work for you.
  5. Unit of Measure - an encyclopedia article from Encarta
Convert from one unit to another within the same system.
8.4.2
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  1. Practice converting from one metric unit to another with this java applet (length, area, volume, mass, or time units ) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Estimate length, perimeter, circumference, area, and volume using a variety of strategies.
8.4.3
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  1. Areas and Squares - online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Area of an Irregular Rectangle - calculate the area of each figure given This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Curious and Useful Math - Here you will find tricks and rules for quickly calculating certain types of math problems.
  4. K-12 Math Problems, Puzzles, Tips & Tricks from the Math Forum
  5. Lesson on Perimeter of Polygons A lesson plan can be found at this site & This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Perimeter of a Square - Calculate the perimeter of a square with given dimensions - instruction and review, practice, and a quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data & This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Perimeter of a Rectangle - Calculate the perimeter of a square with given dimensions - instruction and review, practice, and a quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data & This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Apply formulas to find the area of triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids.
8.4.4
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  1. How Do You Find the Area of a Triangle? - from the Interactive Geometry Dictionary: Areas in Geometry, Area of a Triangle This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Solve real-world problems involving rate/time/distance (i.e., d = rt).
8.4.5
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  1. Rate and Average Rate of Speed - explanation and examples
  2. Ratios and Proportions - Distance, rate and time - (This is a 3 step lesson followed by a workout.) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Understanding Distance, Speed, and Time Relationships Using Simulation Software - a software simulation of two runners along a track - Students can control the speeds and starting points of the runners, watch the race, and examine a graph of the time-versus-distance relationship. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data A lesson plan can be found at this site
Apply formulas to find the circumference and area of circles.
8.4.6
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  1. Animated Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Calculating Areas - online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Challenge Exercises: Circumference & Area of a Circle
  4. Circle, Sphere & Cylinder Calculator This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Lesson on Circumference of a Circle This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Measuring Around - find circumference, online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. The Pythagorean Theorem, Distance Formula and Intro to Trigonometry - other practice activities
Estimate or find the area of irregular and complex shapes.
8.4.7
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  1. Using Spreadsheets to Find Area and Perimeter - The cells of a spreadsheet are a useful way to represent area and perimeter . A lesson plan can be found at this site
Solve problems involving scale factors using ratios and proportion.
8.4.8
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  1. Percents and Ratios - AAA math site with many interactive quizzes - instruction and review, practice, and a quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data & This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Reduce Ratios to Lowest Terms - interactive quiz - instruction and review, practice, and a quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data & This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Spy Guys Interactive - Ratio - Lesson 3 A video is available through this link
Solve real-world problems using the Pythagorean theorem (no radicals).
8.4.9
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  1. Demonstrate the Pythagorean Theorem - from NOVA This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Interactive Proof of Pythagoras' theorem - This Java applet was written by Jim Morey. It won grand prize in Sun Microsystem's Java programming contest in the Summer of 1995. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Nineteen Pythagorean Theorem applets This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Proof of the theorem is demonstrated through a Quicktime animation. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Pythagorean theorem - Use this java applet to explore the Pythagorean theorem This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Pythagorean Theorem - a java applet that allows students to investigate this theorem. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Pythagorean Theorem - This lesson will allow you to figure out the Pythagorean Theorem all by yourself. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Pythagorean Theorem and its many proofs (43 to be precise)
  9. Pythagorean theorem and right triangle facts - given the length of three sides, determine if a right triangle is being described This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Solving a right triangle - This example illustrates how finding the height of the pyramid is equivalent to solving the right triangle. The virtual reality media can help students visualize the interrelation between the 3-dimensional pyramid and the 2-dimensional right triangle. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Using the Pythagorean Theorem Once you know the equation a 2 + b 2 = c 2 is true, then you can use it to solve all kinds of problems. Try the Pythagorean theorem with two other examples given on this page. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
  1. Measurement (Grades 6-8) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

Review Help

Practice Tests!
  1. Virginia State Standards of Learning - Select Math 8 , and then select 10, 20, or 40 questions. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
ISAT
  1. Interactive Sample Tests - released sample items from the Illinois State Board of Education This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Released Tests & others
  1. Eighth Grade Math - Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the circle next to the letter for the answer you have chosen. ( from Texas ) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. FCAT Sample Test Book - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. FCAT Sample Answer Book - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. TAKS 2006 Test - four subjects - math on pages 5-29 An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Texas end-of-year Math test 2003 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Various Review Aids
  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Geometry Jeopardy - Topics covered: Polygons & Transformations, Circles, Symmetry, Lines & Angles, and Triangles & Congruency
  2. Illuminations - interactives for grades 6-8 This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Junior High Math Interactives - includes interactive math activities, print activities, learning strategies, and videos that illustrate how math is used in everyday life.
  4. A video is available through this link Math TV: Video Word Problems - [ Grades 5+ ] Math TV is a project whose goal is to help middle school students learn how to solve challenging word problems. Each of the nineteen math problems comes with step by step video solution, follow up problems, an online calculator, and sketch pad.
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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